The Real Harriet Tubman with Dr. Kate Clifford Larson

Secret History of History

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
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To mark the 200th anniversary year of Harriet Tubman’s birth, we’ve asked Dr. Kate Clifford Larson to let us know what we don’t know about the famous Underground Railroad conductor and abolitionist. Tubman is revered for leading her family members and many other enslaved people North to freedom at great personal risk during the American Civil War, but her work as a Union spy and military commander is less well known.

Larson will give us deep background on Tubman’s life and clear up some of the myths that surround her—the reality is even more daring and exciting. Larson is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of three critically acclaimed biographies including: Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero.

She has consulted on feature film scripts—including Focus Features' Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo—documentaries, museum exhibits, Virtual and Augmented Reality, curriculum guides, public history initiatives, tour guide interpretation, and numerous publications. Her award-winning consulting work includes Maryland's Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State and National Historical Park, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and All-American Road, and the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, NY.

And as always, you’ll be able to ask questions via our online platform.

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